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    September 3, 2012
    11:00 - 11:30pm EDT  

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set here at the times warner cable arena in charlotte, north carolina. the delegates have been in. you can see where the delegations are seated. earlier today first lady michelle obama made her way onto the stage, got a feel where the teleprompter is, how things look here. she'll speak on opening night, tomorrow night, and president obama is making his way to charlotte visiting key battleground states. tonight he stopped in louisiana. >> we are getting on the case very quickly about figuring out what exactly happened here, what can we do to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: earlier the president met with union workers in ohio. >> i stood with american workers. i stood with american manufacturing. i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is already in charlotte this afternoon checking out the stage at the
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time warner cable arena ahead of her big speech tomorrow night. on the eve of the convention democratic delegates across the country are optimistic. >> we have made a lot of progress. we have a great president and we're to rally him and support him and show that texas may not be a blue state, but someday it will. >> reporter: meanwhile republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan is campaigning in the tar heel state today, also. >> every president since the great depression who asked americans to send them into a second term could say that you were better off today than four years ago except for jimmy carter and for president barack obama. >> reporter: president obama carried north carolina in 2008 by a razor thin margin. he's trying to keep it in his column this time, a little uphill battle as the unemployment rate in north carolina is around 9.6%, well above the national average. brian, back to you. meantime maryland governor martin o'malley found himself the center of controversy over whether the country is better
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off than it was four years ago. o'malley said no when asked yesterday. then democrats quickly scrambled over the past 24 hours to recast that as a yes. fox 5's tom fitzgerald spoke to the democratic spokesperson tonight. what did she say? >> reporter: democratic officials spent the better part of today trying to clarify exactly what governor o'malley said and didn't say despite a detailed economic of the economic hardship the president inherited, that explanation left open to interpretation whether the country was really better off under president obama. governor o'malley was askedn face the nation yesterday if the country of better off than four years ago and answered no. since then democrats have been scrambling to get on the same page with an answer that begins with the word yes. appearances in ohio and michigan is where both the vice president and president pressed their case for a second term today. tonight we have dnc
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spokesperson at the convention, why there was a disconnect with the campaign's message and what surrogates are saying on their behalf like governor martin o'malley. why did it take 24 hours for the dems to seem to have to get -- democrats to seem to have to get their story straight on answering what would seem to an obvious question? >> it absolutely is an obvious question and answer is yes, we are absolutely better off than four years ago. that is clear. four years ago when the president walked into office, the economy was bleeding $750,000 a month. >> another big question swirling around all this tonight is the weather. today democratic officials insisted the president's big outdoor speech thursday will go on rain or shine, but could be moved indoors in the event of lightning. that could create a logistical nightmare. the bank of america stadium holds about 74,000 people. the time warner arena where the convention is held right now only holds about 20,000. >> tom fitzgerald tonight.
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fresh off their tampa convention the republican national committee launched a new website today obamaisn'tworking.com. it highlights their differences with the obama administration the last four years. the site is equipped with videos, social media alerts and hosts daily press conferences with speakers during the convention. it's become an all too familiar sight this summer, residents in the bloomingdale neighborhood in north west d.c. once again cleaning up after heavy rains flooded their community. they were hit hard again yesterday. rainwaters flooded basements. michael thomas had 4 feet of water in his basement and living room and kitchen turned upside down. >> all of this was floating in the water, the couches, the table, coffee table. the tv is shot. that's gone. it was turned over floating around in the water. >> residents are clearly frustrated. d.c. mayor vincent gray has
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appointed a task force to figure out what's going on down there. >> a different storm being blamed for high gas prices over the labor day weekend hurricane isaac. the nationwide average jumped eight cent a gallon. in d.c. drivers are paying 3.98, maryland 3.77, virginia 3.69. fox's josh cassio talked to frustrated drivers. >> seems like it's always going up. >> reporter: aaa says drives this drain will face the most expensive -- drivers this labor day will face the most expensive prices we've ever seen this year. hurricane isaac forced some gulf coast refineries to shut down. nationally gas prices are above 3.80, nearly 20 cents more than last year at this time. >> i'm putting gas in every other day i think. >> reporter: officials expect prices to drop later in month
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as the refineries come back online and the peak driving season wilds down. >> very frustrating because i -- winds down. >> very frustrating because i only get about 20 miles a gallon. i think you try to watch what you do. you space out. if you're going to one store, you do all of it at the same time. >> reporter: just be glad you aren't living in hawaii right now. at the pumps it's one big burn, a gallon of unleaded there 4.34. sure makes 3.75 sound a little sweeter. >> why are the gas companies making all these billions of dollars every year? if they're making all that money, why can't they give us a little bit of a break? are you ready for some good news? experts predict with isaac gone gas prices should tart to fall soon. the district now in a holdup for a new taxicab meter system saying drivers can't install the meters until a contract issue is resolved. the appeals board says the
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district didn't prove the installations were necessary before the dispute could be cleared up. veriphone got the contract, but two other companies disputed saying they got it unfairly. searchers will be back on the water tomorrow looking for two missing boaters, at least one. earlier today the coastguard was contacted after a man and woman fell overboard near bayside beach near pasadena. the woman has been found and the man is still missing. a moving welcome for a fallen navy seal in anne arundel county. patrick feeks was killed in afghanistan august 16th. his helicopter crashed during a firefight with insurgents. today his body returned to his hometown of edgewater while fellow county residents stood along the road waving american flags. his funeral will be wednesday at the ft. meyer memorial chapel next to arlington national cemetery where he'll be buried. still to come, firefighters
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are battling another massive wildfire in california. officials worry this is just the precursor to a wick fire season. just ahead the latest on the -- wicked fire season, just ahead is the latest on the situation there. >> check out the rundown. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  prpresident clinton: this electn to me is about which... candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class.
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hundreds of union workers rallied in chicago today one week before a manned strike by city teachers. the teach -- planned strike by city teachers. the teachers union says they are angry over pay and job security. the union says it's ready to give notice. more than 26,000 teachers may strike starting monday. they hope it won't come to that. >> it is not going to be easy for any of us. it's teachers, faculty, staff, but, you know, that is what a union is. we have to fight for what is right. >> in chicago teachers and the fraternal order of police share a similar fight. you know, we have a fight with the pensions. we have a fight with the contracts, with the mayor and the legislature. we need to stand together and show these politicians that we're not indentured servants. we're public servants. >> if the strike happens, it would be the first teach are walkout in chicago in a quarter
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century. a different kind of crisis blazing in california where firefighters are trying to get the upper hand on the latest wildfire out west that's burned more than 4,000 acres since yesterday. fox's adam housley has the story. >> reporter: fire season continues to be tough out west, this time in angeles national forest east and north of los angeles where a fire broke out sunday and it's now burned more than 4,000 acres. called the williams fire, firefighters say it began near a campfire sunday. the area typically attracts about 12,000 visitors over the holiday weekend for rehabilitation, camping as well as other types of resorts. the forest is heavily used by southern california residents and if is extremely dry this time -- it is extremely dry this time of year. while no homes or major campgrounds are threatened, firefighters have evacuated much of the area to have access roads available. about 300 firefighters are on the lines and a number of planes and air tankers dropping fire retardant and water on this fire which is burning in
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very difficult conditions, very steep terrain and extremely dry brush. this latest fire comes as it's been a difficult fire season already across the west. there have been major wildfires that burned in colorado, montana, oregon, idaho, washington and california and it's not really the a man part of fire season -- main part of fire season in the golden state which comes in september and october when the santa ana winds return. it's extremely dry even so and the wildfires continue to burn. wal-mart testing a new smartphone self-checkout. >> scientists developed a new type of corn and a new study shows asthma treatments could stunt your child's growth. shawn yancy has your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight how an asthma treatment could affect your child's height. no. 5, kids with asthma who inhale steroid medications may end up a little shorter. researches are found kids who
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inhale the steroid twice a day ended up 1/2-inch shorter than kids who didn't. no. 4, popcorn prices are going up. the midwest drought have caused corn crops to wither and supplies are running low. the retail price of a 50-pound bag is up to $10, up to 30 bucks now mooning the price of popcorn at the -- meaning the price of popcorn at the grocery store could get more expensive, but movie popcorn should told steady. no. 3 could keep corn from withering in future droughts. scientists created a drought tolerant corn which can average 145 to 159 bushels per acre. the new seeds are expected to roll out next year. no. 2, wal-mart testing a new system to allow shoppers to scan items with iphones and pay at self-checkout counters. it could make checkout times faster and save the retailer money. if the scan and go test works,
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it could change the way we shop and pay at many stores. no. 1, the state of virginia issuing more and more conceal carry gun permits to people who live in other states. their speculation is because online gun classes allow people to ask for permits from virginia. the commonwealth issued more concealed carry incorporates permits to nonresidents in the first half of this year than all of last year and, brian, that's fox 5 top five. >> my personalized tee time forecast tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. >> i hope it's good. >> you do? we'll curse your name. >> we do our best. listen, you would have invited me, you'd have a perfect forecast. >> it's out of my hands. it's all in the sports department. >> don't worry. we'll get this next time. this evening you got pretty clear skies. in terms of the visibility. we have clouds on top of us now and it's very muggy. it's getting even muggier. we start off with sentinel
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radar to show you what we can see and most of it is down to south and southwest. this has been come on up and it's holding together. so it looks like as this continues to move east and northeast holding together bringing us a chance for some rain, maybe even a thunderstorm overnight tonight, but i'm not seeing a lot of lightning down here with this. you can see how it's moving up to the east and northeast. there's a little pocket of showers and thunderstorms up in baltimore and northern sections of baltimore county. that's been a bit of a hotspot this evening. they keep forming storm after storm up there. we have been dry in town. you can see around charlottesville some pretty good rain. this is moving north of 64 now. parts of culpeper county are beginning to get in on the act and again this rain will continue to move up and through. it's not in the metro area now, but i suspect as it holds together, it will at least bring a few showers through here 1:00, 2:00 in the morning. 79 degrees now, 75 for
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gaithersburg, 82 for quantico. dew points are extremely high and here in town it just jumped up to 74 degrees. 76 for fredericksburg and culpeper the dew point is 75. what we're dealing with here, remnants of isaac and we're still east of what is left of isaac, so we continue with this unsettled pattern, showers, thunderstorms, muggy conditions lingering. it does look like we'll be a little bit drier as we start getting into thursday and friday before more showers and thunderstorms come back into the forecast as we get into the weekend. again, nothing has been going on here this evening, but now we're seeing what's coming up from the southwest and it looks like it's a pretty good chance that will hold together. as we progress through the week, a couple more days of showers and thunderstorms, we could get as much and this will take us through the weekend as well, as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain right through the i-95
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corridor over the next several days. that's what we're watching. 74 overnight tonight, muggy, mild, showers and thunderstorms passing through. tomorrow with limited sunshine while be back up to the middle 80s, just like today. lingering spotty shower tomorrow morning, mostly clouds at noon. i have kept a chance of rain through the entire day tomorrow, but it should be spotty and again temperatures middle 80s the next couple days, opiates but a little drier thursday and -- upper 80s but a little drier thursday and friday, an unis thed pat were for the weekend -- unsettled pattern for the weekend, but we will cool down to the 80s. that's your forecast. now we'll get over to lindsay murphy with a look at sports. >> this is the verizon 4g lte sports desk with lindsay murphy. hy. >> it's already been a pretty spectacular season for the nationals. it got even better today as the team clinched a winning season and won their 82nd game which
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is the most by any nats team. let's check out the action. it was a matinee this afternoon, bottom of the 3rd, no score, leadoff batter adam laroche has a towering shot to right and it stays fair reaching the second deck, nats 1 -0. ross detwiler on the hill in control all day, pitched seven scoreless innings aided by two double plays. that is ryan zimmerman who starts the twin killing to end the 7th. bottom of the 8th bryce harper on first, zim with the base hit. harper rounds third base and we know he's not stopping. they don't try to throw him out. nats are up 2-0. that run proved critical because in the 9th it's a one-run game tying run on second for the cubs and tyler clippard gets out of it, strikes out josh vitters to end the game, his 30th save. nats win 2-1, their record 82nd victory. here's clip amped on his milestone save. >> it's surreal, a good
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accomplishment, but i'm just glad to kind of help the team win ballgames. that's fun. >> he didn't close the first five weeks or something. i know he's counting them. >> clippard stepped up when drew storen was down. orioles against the blue jays, joe saunders making his second start with the birds. bottom 2 he gets some defensive help. manny machado bare hands it and throws it and mark reynolds gets the out. top of the 5th o's leading 1-0. nick markakis pokes one into the opposite field. orioles shut out the jays 4-0 now one game behind the yankees who lost to the rays tonight 4- 3. coming up after this break the bang is open. we're talking -- bank is open. we're talking about the skins little bigman next. stay with us. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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entering the year banks somes as confident as ever. as-- seems as confident as ever. >> i want the ball as many times as i can get the ball so when i get it, hopefully i can make some plays for us. we've got a good team, a lot of depth in the team and a lot of good things going this year. i think we can win a lot of ballgames. frank beamer beginning his 26th season at virginia tech hosting the hokies. logan thomas throws it up the right side to knowles who comes down with a grab despite the penalty. less than a minute kevin washington from the shotgun with some time completes it to devin hills 10-yard for the score with 44 seconds left. virginia tech kicks a field goal on the last play of regulation. it went to overtime and virginia being it just won in o.t.20-17, nothing like a nail
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biter. final round of the deutshe bank championship, tiger woods began six shot back and muscled it out of the rough on 7 and nearly gets it to fall with a tap-in birdie cards a 5-under 66th to finish 18-under in sixth place. rory mcilroy started the day three shots back, rory in total disbelief, going to bite down on his putter. so the door is open for 3rd round leader louie oosthuizen. he can force a playoff but doesn't make it either. so mcilroy wins by a stroke. it is the fifth pga tour win for the 23-year-old from northern ireland. that's all for sports, but the news edge will be right back. good night. >> the verizon verizon 4g lte sports desk brought to you by verizon 4g lte. who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down.
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